The objective of FAST-Lab. is the seamless knowledge integration of humans and machines/robots creating smart environments by capitalising the advances on Information and Communication Technologies.
Research focus and goals
FAST-Lab. does research in Automation, Industrial Informatics, Industrial Cyberphysical Systems, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The main application domains for our research are Factory Automation, Healthcare Automation and Smart Mobility building the future Smart Factories, Smart Healthcare and Smart Cities. (Publications included in TUTCRIS by Prof. Jose L. Martinez Lastra.)
FAST-Lab. has been participating in 16 European research projects during the past years. FAST-Lab. is currently participating as one of the partners in the following four research projects:
Zero-Defect Manufacturing Platform (ZDMP), a four-year project in 2019-2022, funded by the EUs H2020 programme (Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms). The ZDMP project will develop and establish a digital platform for connected smart factories for achieving excellence in manufacturing through zero-defect processes and products.
Robotic technologies for the manipulation of complex deformable linear objects (REMODEL), a four-year project in 2019-2023, funded by the EUs H2020 programme. The REMODEL project will enable new production environments, where the manufacturing of complex products composed of multiple wires and cables by means of robots is not only possible, but fully integrated with the product design chain. REMODEL will bring new opportunities to human-intensive labor manufacturing processes like the one dealing with cables and wires, where the routing and fitting tasks are calling for advanced handling techniques.
Smart Human Oriented Platform for Connected Factories (SHOP4CF), a four-year project in 2020-2023, funded by the EUs H2020 programme. The SHOP4CF project aims to find the right balance between cost-effective automation, repetitive tasks and involve human workers in areas such as adaptability, creativity and agility where they provide to the biggest added value. In addition, SHOP4CF aims to pursue the highly connected factory model to reap the benefits of all the data generated within the factory shop floor level.
Challenging environments tolerant Smart systems for IoT and AI (CHARM), a three-year project in 2020-2023, funded by the EUs H2020-ECSEL programme. The CHARM project aims to develop Electronics Components and Systems technologies that tolerate harsh industrial environments. The project concept centres around real industrial challenges from different types of end use industries.